A resilient Debian GNU/Linux derivative for indestructible installations

For 64bit desktops and servers

:: resilient

A Debian GNU/Linux (Stretch) derivative with a unique partitioning scheme crafted for maximizing the strength against filesystem corruption: ISO9660 system partition is read-only by design at filesystem-level.

:: ductile

Persistence partition contains only the diffs from the stock installation; system updates and your data lay there – you can do complete system backups by just tar-ring only the files contained within that partition.

:: secure

Persistence partition can be encrypted with one click during the installation.

:: friendly

Resilient Linux has been thought for desktop and server installations.

Elegant, easy-to-use desktop
Rock-solid server


In order to install the Resilient Linux image into your PC or Mac, first write it onto a USB stick. Follow the steps described depending on the operating system you use for creating the USB key.

Then boot the computer you want to install Resilient Linux into and just use the provided Installer.

Booting the computer with the live environment of the installer allows you to try Resilient Linux before installing.

Write the USB key from a Linux

Make use of dd; if the device file corresponding to the USB key is /dev/sdx for example, do:
dd if=path/to/resilientlinux.img of=/dev/sdx bs=10M

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Write the USB key from a Windows

Make use of Etcher for the write,

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Write the USB keyfrom a Mac

Make use of Etcher for the write,

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Install into the target system

Boot the computer with the USB key, login with “resilient” password and run the Installer from the bottom panel’s applications.

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In less than a minute, the Installer will easily install Resilient Linux into your PC’s hard drive. You can optionally set a password for encrypting the persistence partition.

You can test/use in a virtualized environment as well.

Download the image

Resilient Linux is a free and open-source project.
Please download the suitable build.


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A headless, server-oriented build will be available soon.

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It’s all open source

Resilient Linux and Resilient Linux Installers are free and open-source software, whose development is hosted on GitHub.
Feel free to contribute to the projects.

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